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jV OL - LXV...N 0 ' 21.41*4.
X. J- Public Service Corporation
His Ally— Transfers to Subway.
Th? j??sr>-E?lmont rapid transit struggle re
sumed activities yesterday, with a body blow
delivered by the Ryan interests.
It ha«l been supposed that the Public Service
ratior. cf Xew-.Tersev. with the vast terri
tory through which It sends its dragnet every
4*y. vu * f iPRJ;t a passive supporter of the B«l-
Pennsylvania combination, by means of
tht MeAdoo tunnel. Now it appear? a* an active
ollv of the Metropolitan interests In the plans
for a new tunnel under the North River. The
companies to build this tunnel, were incor
porated yesterday in Albany and Trenton, with
■Isirtrs and directors of the Metropolitan and
the public Service Corporation as their officer?
anfl airaetor*.
Th? Trenton company its called the Interstate
nnm& Railway Company of New-Jersey, and
the Albany company is the Interstate Tunnel
Railway Company of New-York. The capitali
cation in each case is $7..")00.000. and the incor
->orators are the same, being; Thomas N. Me-
Carter. of Rumson. N. J.. president of the Pub
lic Service Corporation; Charles A. Sterling, of
East Orar.ge. N. J., secretary of that company:
Albert B. Carlton. vice-president, and Mark T.
Cox of East Orange, a director of the same
company; Herbert H. Vreeland. president of the
Metrcpolitaji Securities Company: John B. Mc-
Donald. vice-president of the Metropolitan;
rota D. Crtmmlns and R. A. C^Smith. directors
D that company, and Henry D. Macdona, of
counsel for the Metropolitan.
It it proposed to run the new tunnel from
Erie and 12»h *ts . Jersey City, to the new gen
eral terminal station planned for the Broek'yn
Brioee. An application for the necessary right*
,v'ni be made immediately to tin Rapid Transit
Commission, and construction wiU begin as socn
as the proper permission is given. It is esti
mated that the tunnel will take about three
rears to build and that it will cost in the neigh
borhood of ?12.000.00n. with the terminal.
In connection with the tunnel the Public Ser
ritt corporation will build a new high speed
line from Newark to Jersey City, and it is lie
lieved that passengers from Newark will b*
ba4ed st the City Hall in twenty minutes, the
rid« from Newark to Jersey City taking fifteen
minutes, and five minutes more to go under the
C Ananeementfl have been made also for a joint
r a«-ng*r station at Jersey City, which will
eMMe the Eri* Railroad to transfer Its pas
mag&rm directly to the new tunnel. The Erie
lia- not yet decided on th» location for its new
tenßteal.-tmt It has conferred with the project
or, ofthe new tunnel, and it has been decided
that there shall be a joint station.
Th,, new tunnel is the contribution of John
B McDonald to the traction fight. Since hi*
connection with the Belmonl syndicate ceased.
at the beginning of last December, he has been
-eekrag *. Tray to prove his value to his new
•ma It was understood, at th- time that he
was taken into the Metropolitan, that that com
pany mipht be. in a better position to ask for
a chare of fhe new subway contracts projected
by the Rapid Transit Commission. It was sup
posed that • , h such * tunnel builder as Mr.
McDonald amone its for-es th- Rapid Transit
Commission would- readily see the advisability
of giving the principal contracts to the Metro
politan. But Mr. McDonald was unwilling to
occupy this position of a show figure, and at
onoe set to work to prove himself of more
practical value to the company. A? he himself
expressed it. "he thought T"h<» best thing he could
do weuid be to help the company get back
come of the business that was slipping away
from It."
An earnest study of the situation led him to
believe that a great and undeveloped field for
the Metropolitan lay in New-Jersey, and the
tunnel scheme naturally followed. He laid it
before the Metropolitan officials, and they, in
turn, took up negotiations with the Public Ser
vice Corporation, and tV tunnel becomes an as
sured thing.
Special inter°pt attaches to the connection of
the new tunnel with th» new subway routes
appro', ed by the Rapid Transit Commission. A
high official of the Metropolitan company. In
Ft-eakinjr of the new tunnel yesterday, said:
• While the new tunnel will run under all the
proposed subway routes, and will have no phys
ic?! connection with them, there will be a
transfer system by which passengers from New-
Jersey can change to any of the Manhattan
« a fair ri"* J ' urn rtion. then." was re
marked "that you have a pretty eood idea
T :. r -r nr least part o? the new contracts are
•\c«-i •• was th* reply, "we expect to get our
' That is not the idea, though," the official
ba«rer.ed to add. "Our belief is that a transfer
•T*tf;rr. Is needed and demanded by the public.
and a transfer system Js th" best thing for the
r*."*«B<' company, also The public demands
t.-*r.n!«rs and. no matter who builds the tunnels
ana who operates the railroads, the transfers
Wffl i..« htti"
"Hbw about a connection with the present
• v v :;; run into *he general terminal at the
Brooklyn Bridge, but that will be all the con-
Tha< there will be."
A irfiriKfer connection?"
"Oh, we don't care whether there is any trans
fer connection or not. That is for them to say.
If thajr w^ant it. all well and good. Rut we do
Dot care and «re shall not seek it There will be
the 8d aye .. th* Broadway, the Bth-ave. and the
l6c-av<?-. tubwaya; th»y should give the public
enough transf-rs."
This indicates plainly That there is no truce
It th* Eein:ont-Ryan war, and that there is etlll
a hard fight in prospect for th- contracts for the
new subway routes. Much in regard to the new
tunnel wJ!I depend on who g,»ts them, an.l this.
It is believed, cannot be settled much before
the first of the year. The engineers of the Rapid
Transit Commission are now working on the
plans and specifications, and it is not thought
lhat bids can be called for under three months.
Even after this is done there still remains the
litigation over the right of the Board of Alder
men to pass upon the commission's awards. As
yet, it. has only been settled that the commission
can go ahead preparing its pians. and advertise
tor bids. The question of the constitutionality
of the law taking the final decision from the
Board of Aldermen and placing it in the hands
of the Board of Estimate and Apportionment Is.
•til! before the courts. The case may drag on
(oatUiued on third pure
?:'.-•• excursion, September 24, via Pennsylvania
Rsiiroad. Lest of ihe season Special train leave*
Kern York 6:<f> a. M., t= topping at Newark ana
»iUab«fh. Returning;, teav«* Atlantic City 7;*»
*. ii.-A<ivu
T»-davT and to-morr«w TMintirr: n ni t north Triad*
Yes. I believe I ought to say. now that there is nr> political excitement to distract the
public attention, that the president of the New-York Life was not the only such contrib
utor. The officers of other great life insurance companies, such as the Equitable and the
Mutual, also contributed of the policyholders" funds for campaign purposes last y«ar.
What has heen proved in the case of the New-York Life will undoubtedly be proved in
the other cases. . . .
That their acts were unlawful and their purposes corrupt goes without saying. They
intended to have the money used, as it was, in corrupting the electorate. . . .
The officers responsible for these raids upon the treasuries of corporations have re
ceived their reward in unfettered management of life insurance corporations, in unem
barrassed raids upon the public through trusts conderrnsd by both common and statute
law: irt refusal to punish criminally the officers of railroad and other corporations violat
ing the laws, and in statutory permission to manufacturing corporations to levy tribute
on the people.
My life was made weary by the Democratic candidates chs»«ing me for money in
that campaign. (Great laughter). Some of the very men who to-day are being inter
viewed in the papers and denouncing these men who ssntrihute to campaigns, their
shadows were crossing my path every step I toak, looking for money. (Laughter). One
— the candidate himself, Parker- — the chairman of the Democratic National Committee;
if hs would 3how up his books for that corporation money, as chairman of the Demo
cratic committee, it would give you a fit. (Great laughter). Ho never rejected a dollar
In the world: he would take every dollar that was paid him.
My attention has been called to certain testimony said to have been given to-day by
Mr. John A. McCail. while a witness before the insurance investigation committee, in r«
ply to Mr. Hughe6's question whether he thought "that in 1904 the interests of the pol
icyholders were so seriously endangered that ths company ought to contribute."
It is evident that Mr. McCall was laboring under great excitement in making his re
ply, for it is very incoherent. But if his answsr is intended to convey the impression
that in the campaign of 1904 I. either directly or indirectly, solicited from him or his cor
poration, or any other corporation, any monsy or valuable thing, his statement is abso
lutely false.
On the contrary. I repeat now what I said before the election, that I expressly notified
and directed the chairman of the executive committee of the national committee that no
money should be received from corporations.
MAY REACH 82,000,000.
Counsel Given That as 'Amount of
Marshall Embezzlement.
rßv T»l»>ET*ph to The Ttttrone.]
Pirtsburg. ?ept. 2".— Arthur G. Marshall, pres
ident of three fire insurance companies and al
leged defaulter, who was brought hack from
New- York, will make no effort to obtain bail.
In court to-day his attorneys asked that an
amount of bail be fixed, but an attorney for
some of the policyholders made a warm appeal
to the court, asserting that over $2,000,000 had
heen embezzled, and that the bail should not he
]<?»!» than $25,000. Judge MaoFarlane said hD
would not make the bail less than SKWtf).
whereupon Marshall's attorneys withdrew their
request and paid they would wait for trial.
Her Automobile in Collision with
Streetcar in Milan.
Milan. Sept. 20. — Mme. Re.iane was slightly
injured to-day as the result of a colliPion be
tween the motor car in whioh she was riding
p.nd 8 trolley car.
Officers and Crete of Lifeboat Re
ported Mysteriously Missing.
[By Telegraph to Th" Tribune.]
Boston. Sept. 20. — British tramp steamer
Tropic, which arrived here to-day from Iquique
and Antofogapto. Chill, with a cargo of nltrat*.
report? Edward Dowbiggin. second officer, of
Liverpool. James Owen, purser, and fifteen
members! of the crew mysteriously missing.
They disappeared on June 28, when the Tropic
crashed upon a sunken reef fifteen mil*? north
of Constitucion.
They w*>re pent in a lifeboat to gr P t a tug at
<" n nstitucion to pull off the Tropic, and should
ha ve frwn back in a few hours. Day after day
pns?pfi. however, and they did not return. Thp
Tropic finally jettisoned part of her cargo and
T* a= floqt*><l on JuJy 2. apparently uninjured.
i — —
Stood Off Crowd of Negro Strikers
Who Threatened Trouble.
(By T-l«-rraeh to The Tribune 1
Roanok*. Va.. Sept. 20.— Henry K. McHargr.
eon of the president of the Virginia Iron. Coal
and Cok* Company, to-day stood off. single
handed, a crowd of iron furnace strikers who
threatened trouble at the Boanoke factories, of
which young McHarg is general manager. Mo-
Han? dr»w his pistol and gay» the men. who
were negroes, one minute in whl<-h the leave the
premises or return to work. Many went away,
and others returned to their Jobs. They had
asked for more pay. The strikers threatened to
hold up the night shift in a deep cut. McHarg.
hearing of this, wont to the spot, but the strik
ers did not appear. McHarg entered the Fad
ford Furnace as a day laborer to learn the pig
iron business three years ago. He worked along
side negroes and whites and was a leader in
societj- when off duty
Guards Killed and Ttco Popular
Leaders Set Free.
Riga, Sept. 2<\— The <~>ntral Prison here was
attacked early this morning by a crowd of about
one hundred persons, who scaled the walls, cut
the telephone wires, killed two guards and se
riously wounded three. The mob forced the cells
and liberated two Important political prisoners,
whom they carried off. The police and the
night watchmen pursued the mob. There was
firing, in which a policeman was killed.
Orel. Sept. 20. — The prisoners in the govern
ment Jail her° revolted last night. Order was
restored by the police ami the troops. One pris
oner was killed and five were Injured.
fiebastopol. Sept. 20. — The revolutionists to
dny effected the escape from prison of a stu
dent named F-Idman. who is alleged to have
been one of the organizers of th.' mutiny on
board the battleship Kniaz Potemkine last June
[By T>!*RXR!.I. '" Th " TW«Uii«.]
Cleveland. Sept. -'"■ Mayor Johnson, guarded by
a oquad of policemen, to-«.lay made speech** in ten
salows. advocating the re-election of his can
didates. . *
V. , V A. «3 6th Av*mi*. N.-w -Ycrk.-Advt.
Refusal to Treat Further Through
French Charge at Caracas.
Caracas. Sept. 20.— The government to-day
made the following reply to the protest lodged
yesterday by M. Taigny, the French charge:
d'affaires against the closing of the Caracas
station of the French Cable Company and the
expulsion of the manag-er of the company, M.
The government holds documents proving that
the French Cable Company has accepted the re
sult of the judicial proceedings brought against
it. The government is only waiting to establish
new relations between it and the company. M.
Taigny. the French <~harg4 d'affaires, knows
this, and therefor* the protest can be consid
ered only as an a<-t of personal hostility. For
this reason the government will abstain from
treating with the French government through
M. Taigny.
Woman Knocked Dozen in Newport.
Driver Not Blamed.
[By T'lejrrapb to The Tribune]
Newport. R. 1.. Sept. 20. — A Mr*. Bland, seven
ty-seven years old. was run over this afternoon
In the business street by Mrs. Alfred G. Van
derbilt's automobile. The machine passed over
one of Mrs. Blands legs, but it is not thought
that she was injured other than being bruised.
Owing to her age she is suffering much from
nervous shock. Mrs. Bland, who is partly blind.
was crossing the street, and in trying to avoid
team? walked in front of the machine, which
she did not pee.
Before the chauffeur could stop the machine
she was knocked down. She was taken into a
store, and after being attended by a physician
wa? taken v to her home. Joseph GaravogUa, the
chauffeur, was proceeding in a cautious man
ner, and was not blamed for the accident. Mrs.
Vanderhilt was not in the automobile at the
Owner Risks Accident to Save East
port Farmer.
Rather than Imperil the life of an aged farmer,
.Tames Breese. the son of James L. Breese, of
East port. Long Island, drove his big touring oar
into a pond yesterday afternoon and narrowly
escaped a serious accident.
Young Breese and a companion were out for a
ride, and drove the machine at a high rate of
Bpeed. Rounding a curve on th^ outskirts of
Eastport, Breese saw David Rithill coming Into
town in his wagon. There «-as no way of avoid
ing a serious accident but by turning his ma
chine over ; a steep Incline, and Breese turned It
without a' moments hesitation, barely missing
the wagon. He could not stop the machine, and
it ran Into a pond ten feet deep.
Fortunately Br»ese and his companion saw
their danger and jumped from the machine into
a clump of bushes. They were not hurt, but the
machine was badly damaged.
German Escort Wiped Out—Thou
sands of Cattle Captured.
rape Town. Sept. 20.-It !- officially an
nounced that the Wltbota, evading the sweeping
co,umns of General yon Trotha. commander in
columns of <ier>e!ii
chief in German Southwest Africa^ surprised a
German convoy near Keetmannshoop. Nama
q,,a™nd. practically annihilated its escort and
captured thousand* of cattle. 122 wagons, many
rifles and a quantity of ammunition.
Foreigners for First Time Guests of Corean
Ruler at Luncheon.
Seoul Sept. 20.-Th« Emperor, for the first
eteou*. .. -v { a i uncn eon to
time in hi. reign. «as *
foreigners to-day- J£Jm and Rear Admiral
morning to W-^S^. Mr. Morgan es .
Train. The American »
eorted Miss K,..-^ J '^nce and imperial
they sat with the _^ rf „,„ ymm
princes. The -"jr-trnW^ & Ministry
at small tahlesjn - rorfoa?t^ lh , dßUghWr
and generate. The *™ Mnrpan replied for Miss
of the President M°« *
Roo^velt, conslsUd of native
After the him -on ■"» d the Corean Cab .
dishes. Miss Roosevelt i '
met and other highj^^___
, = r to Springfield. Ma " s • dally.
Local sleeping c«rtfl \sfas Station. N. V - it
on train leaving £«""? Ci . 2nd.-Advt.
11:00 v. n>. Commencii'*
Long Conference with Hal pin —
"Not Going-Back," Says Cutting.
William J. Gaynor yesterday made known to
th» Republican leaders in th" fusion conference
that he would reconsider his refusal to become
the fusion candidate for Mayor this autumn.
Justice Gaynor said he would give the subject
careful thought and would give a definite reply
before 7:30 o'clock to-night. As a result of this
situation the fusion allies adjourned last night
without taking action.
T"he Republican leaders of Kings County are
not at all inclined to tnk-e Justice William J
Gaynor'a "No" for an answer. Jacob Brenner
declared yesterday that if Justice Gaynor was
th» fusion candidate for Mayor, Brooklyn would
give|him 30,000 majority, and flint he would
carry al! the boroughs. Ho asserted that the
issue was a popular one, and that the people
did not want the city to be run by the corpora
"We don't advocate any radical platform,"
said he. "but merely one demanding that th^
City shall own the chief franchises for the pub
lic utilities and have a firm grip on the others."
The developments of the day yesterday, aside
from the fact that Justice Gaynor once more
became a factor in the race, were meagre. Will
iam Halpin. president of th» Republican County
Committee, spent the greater part of the day
"with Justice Gaynor. Neither would talk about
what passed between them, but last nisrht it be
came known that Justice Gaynor had ngreed
still to consider the nomination and that there
was hope that he would accept.
R. Fulton Cutting and the members of the
Citizens Union, governing body met at Mr.
cutting's office yesterday afternoon to take
action.* The meeting developed nothing. Mr.
Cutting at the close of the conference said he
had nothing further to say than that the
Citizens Union would not send representatives
to the evening Fession of the fusion forces. "We
are not going back." he said. "We have not
been invited."
The fusion committee met nt X:3O o'clock last
night in parlor D R of the Fifth Avenue Hotel,
but almost Immediately adjourned until 7:3<~"
o'clock to-night. At that hour the nominating
committee will meet, and by a resolution passed
last night the committee won instructed to have
a full list of names for the city ticket ready to
The general impression in the fusion camp
yesterday was that Justice Gaynor would be
nominated for Mayor and that c-x-Senator John
Ford would be named for president nf the Board
of Aldermen. The place of Controller, it was
said, might go to Judere Samuel S. Seabnry.
Representatives of the Citizens Union called
on President Halpin yesterday and asked him
if there was any change In the situation. Mr.
Halpin told them the conditions were just as
they, were when the members of the Citizens
Union bolted the caucus. In the event of Justice
Gaynor's nomination it is expected that the
Citizens Union will maintain its aloofness from
the other allies and either split its own organ
ization, part going to McClellan and part going
to the fusion forces, or else nominate a ticket of
Its own.
In the event of naming its own ticket it is
Still said that Mr. Jerome is a possibility. Mr.
Cutting had a long talk with the District At
torney yesterday, but both were silent as to
what transpired. The fusion allies .so far have
not considered Jerome for District Attorney.
Mr. Halpin said last night:
"That is a county nomination and we will
reach it in time. What we want to do now is
/kettle this mayoralty nomination."
LaPt night Mr. Cutting gave out the following
statement as to the position of the citizens
Union in the fusion conference. He said:
On Monday night, immediately after the meet
ing of the city committee, the committee on
nominations Instructed Messrs. Van Tderstine
and Weed to see the chairman of the fusion con
ference, Mr. Halnin. to endeavor to ascertain
whether there was now any disposition on the
part of the Republican organization to consider
names for the mayoralty nomination. They
learned from him that the Republican organiza
tion maintained the wne attitude as on la?f
Thursday evening, when It was committed to a
single candidate, whose name it was unwilling
to "disc'osc Mr. Halt'in promised to inform
them by 2 p. m. to-day If there should be any
change' hi position at that time. Not hearing
from Mr. Halpin at that hour, he was later
called up on the telephone, and said that he hart
no report to make and that the meeting of the
fusion conference, to be held this evening, would
be adjourned until n<- j xt Monday evening. He
was asker) if he had any suggestions to make to
the Citizens Union, and he replied that he had
Mr. Cutting contrasted the policy of this con
ference with that successfully adopted by the
conference called under the auspices of the Citi
zens Union in 1901 Of that conference he said:
At that time the sub-committee on nomina
tions commenced the consideration of names at
its first meeting. Several succeeding meetings
were held, at which the names of individuals
were considered by all the partis to th» fusion
together and by a process of elimination and
comparison, Mr" Low was determined to be
from all standpoints the best candidate.
Mr Jerome, the candidate whom the Citizens
Union regarded from all standpoints, as the
strongest was not appro ed by the conference at
its flrsl meeting. The union has a; all times
been willing to discuss names presented, and at
the last meeting which it attended was pre
pared to present the name of a mat' who seemed
to fulfil every requirement of the situation.
"What have you to say about the statement
Issued to-night" by Mr. Cutting?" Mr. Halpin
was asked.
"1 have not seen it," he replied.
The statement l"Mng shown him. Mr. Halpin
said that he had not been asked if he had any
suggestion to make to the Citizens Union, and
thru was the only comment that he Mould make.
•1? not the position just this 0 ' Mr. Halpin
was asked. "Is the citizens Union not willing
to come back if <h« name of Justice Gaynor is
eliminated as a possible candid
"I cannot say as to that," was the reply.
Members of the Citizens Union .stated last
night that -Borough President Martin W. Little
ton, of Brooklyn, was the man the union was
prepared to present at the meeting when it
bolted The Citizrti;* Union city convention is
held next Thursday night, and it was said
Ight thai th>- Union hoped to be awe to
name a full city ticket on that date.
fr.v T^lncrapb I The Tribune 1
Derby. Conn.. Bept. 20. I>a--i.! A. Norton,
Seventy years old, lias returned to hip home
at Plainvilif. itft^r his first trip i" New-York
city, where for three w->eks he visited his sister,
Mrs. John Scheller, of N<«. 11 W^s; «>4th-st.
It was the Kcond lime Mr. Norton \\-.
out.-ide of Connecticut. Whenever he ventured
out alone In 'he metropolis he bore a card with
his daughter's address. Only once did a
"bunco steerer" approach him, nnd then in vain,
a* Mr Norton had been forewarned.
Mr Norton gained twenty-five pounds In
weight while in New-YOI* and says he reels ten
years younger. '
Will Ftrenetbcn the Weak and Convalescent.
H T Dewey & Sons Co . ISS Fulton St- New York.
— Advt.
John A. McCall Says Importunities of Parker Managers
Made Life Wearisome.
Hamilton Received $235,0G0, Not $100,000, Without Accounting— Represented
Company Before All Legislatures.
The following- were the most important farts testified to by John A. McCall. prresi
dent of the New-York Lite Insurance Company, before the legislative investigating
committee yesterday :
First— Thai every possible effort was mad* by thr cnnipnism manager* of ex-.TiuVe<» Alton
B. Tjifkor to obtain campaign contributions to the Democratic National Committee, snob a*
wprp paid to tbe Republican managers, nnrl that the«e contri!>mion? were solicited "by persona
now denouncing tlie n-holp system in public raterflewa, and that e.v.Tudze Parker hlmselt
when State chairman, never wearied in efforts to obtain campaign contributions from corpora
Second— That tho mysterious "yellow dog" fond paid to the order of Andrew Hamilton by
President McCall's personal order as&rtsrated not (100.000, hut 523. r ..<V>o.
Third— Andrew Hamilton represents the New-York Life in all legal matters before
every legislature in the T'nited States and Canada.
Fourth— That money is paid to him whenever he requests it. in larjre amounts, and no at
tempt is ever made to audit his accounts, aud that this system has been in force for many
Fifth— That of the 1235,000 "yellow doj;" fund $195,000 passed through an Albany bank,
nnd that one item. $7.~..000, was paid to Mr. Hamilton 5n December, 19^3. and drawn by him
in that mouth from the Albany bank, but that his uncertified check for this amount was held
by the New-York Life and reported to the State Superintendent of Insurance as "cash"; this
same amount being transferred to a real estate account in the next year Instead of being
turned into cash, Mr. Hamilton's check thus never being used.
Sixth That the «>nlj purpose alleged for the use of this money -was for the purchase of
real estate that has never been purchased, Irat that this entire sum has been deposited and
withdrawn through an Albany bank, and that Mr. Hamilton's present balance there la
only 51 76 Tfi.
Seventh— That Mr. Hamilton deposited an.! withdrew an additional (111.130 04 throngfc
this same Albany bank in .Tune. 1906, which is also unexplained.
Eighth— That Mr. Hamilton receives an annual amount approximating $10O.0ftO from th«
New-York Life for fees in addition to a retainer of $10,000 a yenr. paid quarterly, and that
in one suit, where $300,000 was recovered from the State, Mr. Hamilton's sharp was one-third.
Ninth— That for all the Hamilton transactions, as well «s for the campaign contributions,
Mr. McCall took full responsibility, consulted with no one. and now agrees to guarantee th«
.«2.T>.< > owed by Mr. Hamilton if the latter doss not make good.
Tenth That Mr. McCal] had no knowledge of any part of the ?235/>no being employed to
"influence legislation' or of any other money of the New-York Life being put to a similar use.
The intricate tangle of insurance manage
ment was deepened yesterday by the testimony
of John A. McCall, president of the New-York
Life Insurance Company, but the most amazing
single point made by Mr. McCall was that be
had been "worn nut" with the frantic appeals
of the campaign managers of ex-Judge Alton
B. Parker to contribute New-York Life Insur
ance money to the campaign fund of the candi
date who then and recently denounced all such
contributions. Moreover Mr. McCall added
the interesting detail that Alton R. Parker
when Democratic State chairman was untiring
in his efforts to get corporation money for cam
paign purposes. All this stands in striking con
trast to the declarations made by the former
Democratic candidate for President from Esopu*
last Sunday; denouncing the whole system of
campaign funds.
Concerning the real and reported attitude of
ex-Judge Parker on this point of contributions
Mr. McCall. with Mr. Hughes permission, made
the following declaration:
My life was made weary by the Democratic
and. denouncing these men who to
raniDaien= their shadows were crossing my
nath ev"rv «tc P I took, looking for money.
fl aughter > (Se-the candidate himself Parker
riS™,!,. W~H -™- firs
paid to him.
Mr. McCall, referring to his testimony, last
night said:
The meaning I intended to convey, when I
mentioned Judge Parker, was thin. Judge
Parker \Vr a candidate for the Presidency
tost year did not personalty ask me for cam
nai«n funds but friends of his did so repeate4l>.
P Tud^ 1 Parker, as chairman of the State . Demo
cratic committee several years ago did how
ever, accept proffered contributions to the cam
r3f transcript of the testimony makes me say.
in one place. -Democratic National Committee.
The "national" was cither a slip of The tongue
on mv part or else a mistake was made in tak
ing down the testimony.
Not less sensational was Mr. McCall's testi
mony regarding the various transaction? in
volving Andrew Hamilton, of Albany and New-
York Previous testimony had shown that Mr.
Hamilton had received $100,000 in two checks,
paid through Albany, and widely Identified as
th "yellow dog" fund. But Mr. McCall yester
day testified that the sum aggregated $235,000,
of which $105,000 had been paH through Al
bany. $15,000 In cash and the rest through a
local bank. It was shown further by Mr. Mc-
Calls testimony that Mr. Hamilton represented
the New-York Life at every legislative body in
the United States and Canada; that his accounts
for such work were never audited; that he was
never required to make any explanation oth«r
than a verbal one as to what use this money
waa put to- ana that for the $235,000 fund the
New York Life had no account, although Mr.
McCall expected that it would be paid by Mr.
Hamilton, and agreed to make it good if he
By the checks of Mr. Hamilton, according to
a statement of his bank account supplied by th»
-York State Bank of Albany, and by the
books of the New-York Life, this mysterious
fund was traced, br.t was never shown as spent
for anything, and at the close of the session
another item of $111.130 04 was also turned up
and left unexplained. Through a variety of
questions and cross questions Mr. McCall en
deavored to identify the $235,000 as advanced
for the purchase of land In New-York, but Mr.
Hughes produced records of the company show
ing that not one cent of this was ever expended
for this purpose. To the end Mr. Mc< 'all main
tained that It was advanced f<>r this purpose,
but could not explain why it was still carried
outstanding. Confusing entries of this sum In
■•suspense accounts," in real estate accounts, In
legal expense accounts. In "home office" and
Hanover Bank accounts and In other places
is the Twentieth Century I.imitrd. the l*-hr>ur
train between New York and t'hlcag<> by the New
York Central I.mr«. Leave New York 3:» (P. M..
arrive ctui'uco &■'* n«Ai morning— a nucht's ride.
were shown by records, but at the close of th«
day's session the real import of th<* transactions
remained unshown.
A single transaction indicates the perplexing
character of the case. In December. 19^8. |75,
000 was paid to the order of Mr. Hamilton at
the direction of President McCall. For this Mr
Hamilton's personal check was held by the N>tv-
York Life until January, and the amount was
returned to the State Superintendent of Insur
ance as "cash." In the mean time Mr. Hamil
ton's bank account in Albany showed the sum
had been deposited and withdrawn before Janu
ary 1 Some time in January the jtem was trans
ferred to a real estate account. Mr. Hamilton's
check was returned and the money is still out
standing. Mr. Hughes sought to make this ap
pear a deliberate attempt to make a false return
to the Superintendent of Insurance, and give it
the character of the famous transaction by
which Mr. Perkins declared he had sold to him
self the 9800.000 bonds of the Navigation syndi
cate, but Mr. McCall denied this charge stead
ily. Moreover, to the end Mr. McCall insisted
with impressive earnestness that he knew of no
occasion on which th« money or the New-York
Life, either that used by Mr. Hamilton or any
other fund, had b«n employed to "influence
legislation '
For campaign fund contributions Mr. McCall
took full responsibility. He declared that he had
not considered the feelings of his policy-holders
regarding such a contribution and did not care
what they were.
"I did it on my own hook." was his swsaplng
declaration. He defended the contributions to
the last three Republican national campaigns,
bur insisted they were contributions to "the gold
Nearly a'l of the half day's session «v de
voter] to the Hamilton accounts. Mr. Hamilton's
f r »*> rf >i7). depending, of course, on the absolute
control possessed by Mr. McCalL was clearly
brought out. It was shown that Mr. Hamilton
rerAived upward of .fJOO.OOO annually from th<*
New-York Lifq. and that fn a single case, that
against the State for $300,000 back taxea* d*
cideri in favor of th« insurance company by the
Court of Appeals, but not yet settled. Mr. Blffi
lltrn was to receive one-third.
For the first time in the sessions of th« eon
mlttee Mr. Hughes showed traces of Irritation
at the apparent reticent of the witness, anl
snhierted him to a fl>rce and searching flra of
questions, many of which had a distinct not*
of sarcasm.
"It's as clear as the noonday sunlight,- said
Mr McCall, explaining some unintelligible
transaction Involving the $75.<>X>.
"Do you mean the noonday tun to-day ?"*
sneered Mr. Hughe*, pointing to the overcast
sky through an open window. This note of bit
terness characterised the whole proceeding, an 3
under It Mr. McCall grew restive, replied wilii
feeling and paused frequently to mop the per
spiration from his brow. His son, John O. Mc-
Call, whose large salary has been <h» subject
of much comment, sat behind him and auppUfti
documents and made suggestions at times.
For the flr«t time since the committee b-jai
work the proceedings were Interrupted by th«
spectators. The session was held in th- roo.-i
of the Board of Estimate and Apportionment
When Mr McCall made an Impassioned defence
of hli contributions to Republican national com
mittees and an equall) sarcastic arratfnnwbt
of the platform and party of Bryan and Parker
the sound of dapping was heard In different
parts of the mom. Joined with some energetic
pissing. This .ai.ed forth a sharp rebuke front
Chairman Armstrong, who declared another
such outbreak would result in his ordering tea
room to be cleared
District Attorney Jerome swt with the com
mittee during a portion of the session. This wua
his first appearance with the commute*. X*
■aid that he would later make a public state*
I. l«-«t seen by taking the Pennsylvania Railroad
Tour to Gettysburg and Washington, leaving S*i>
temper 23. $22 round trip, covering all necessary
expenses from New-York. One day at Gettysburg
and two dayt in \Yajbingtot>.-Advt.

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